The room was full of family and friends. Everyone talking about M and how she would be missed and how horrible it was that she had been taken too soon. Discussions of her murder and when her killer would be brought to justice. Conversations were all over the room, remembering M. as a beautiful, loving mother. Then, the room got silent for a moment. You could have heard a pin drop. I turned and looked and there they were, her beautiful girls. The room was quiet and still as those two beautiful girls walked down to the front where the body of their mother layed. The oldest had a tight grip on the little one's hand as they both sobbed all the way down the isle. The oldest one, a spitting image of her mother, and the little one, the total face of innocence. There was not a dry eye in the room. Those two beautiful children's lives have been turned upside down. Anyone with half a heart ached for those two children as they made their way to view their mother in the coffin.
As they made it down to the front, my grandfather (and theirs) wrapped his arms around them and the three of them proceeded to the casket. He, just as heartbroken as the girls, had a hard time standing up. He had already layed one daughter to rest and now his other. The pain he must feel. He's lost not only one child, but now two, his only two daughters. Both, gone too soon! How heartbreaking for a father to lose both of his little girls.
The plans for the girls futures is still undecided. Right now, they are staying with a close family friend. They requested to stay there so right now, whatever the girls want, that's what they will get. They are top priority right now. Today will be extremely hard for them. It will be the last time that they see their mother. They will watch as she is placed into the ground and her body forever leaves this world. The one thing that gives me comfort is knowing that M. taught both of those girls about the love of Jesus. They know that He is there to comfort them and they know that their mother is in His hands. His love is what will get them through!